Though Laser Eye Center has been around since 1986, its technology is nothing less than modern. Treatment rooms at the five surgery centers boast Allegretto Wave and IntraLase FS Laser systems, developed to reduce near and farsightedness, as well as astigmatisms and blinks stuck mid-morse code. But just as important as the technology are the surgeons, who have completed extensive training to pilot these systems and perform other sight-bolstering treatments. It's these factors that have helped surgeons, both past and present, perform over 200,000 vision-correction procedures.
At East Vale Optometry, Dr. Vance T. Nguyen oversees a stock of more than 1,000 designer frames. Brands such as Gucci, DKNY, and Calvin Klein line the shelves, ready to be fitted with prescription lenses and worn as both a vision aid and a fashion accessory. However, Dr. Nguyen's dealings have to do with more than trends. With nearly two decades of private practice under his belt, he cares for eyes with preventative and curative treatments. He can test for glaucoma, address infections, and provide pre- and post-op care for Lasik patients, as well as fit contact lenses. He and his staff are also multilingual, and accommodate English-, Spanish-, and Vietnamese-speaking clients.
When he's not doing missionary ophthalmic work in Mexico or providing eye care for victims of domestic abuse, Dr. Armin Vishteh partakes in continuing medical-education courses to stay up to date with industry techniques and help bestow patients with the best care possible. The American Board of Ophthalmology–certified medical director of Rancho Laser Vision Center has corrected nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in more than 20,000 eyes with laser-based LASIK and PRK procedures. Before bolstering patients’ blinkers, Rancho Laser Vision Center offers a complimentary consultation, during which Dr. Vishteh discusses their vision health and how it may affect their eligibility for laser vision correction or x-ray-vision installation.
Iron Chef Café uses the heat of the wok, grill, and frying pan to creatively fuse the diverse flavors of traditional Asian cuisines. The menu is peppered with dishes made with the freshest possible ingredients, never with added MSG. Start with an order of crispy Asian lettuce wraps with chicken ($6.29) or shrimp ($7.49) or a plate of crab wontons ($3.95/four), and cleanse your palate with a warm bowl of egg-flower soup ($2.29/small). Specialty dishes from the Japanese grill, served with your choice of brown or white rice, satisfy savory seekers with teriyaki and hula bowls topped with chicken, steak, shrimp, or tofu ($5.49–$7.29) and mixed tempura ($6.79). Meanwhile, a wide variety of fresh wok bites delights with classic stir fries including crispy orange-peel chicken ($7.25), Thai-basil tofu ($6.69), and Mongolian beef ($7.95). For lighter fare, throw back a few fresh sushi rolls ($3.99–$7.49), or indulge in an Iron Chef signature dish such as the honey-walnut shrimp ($9.95) or spicy eggplant ($7.45), both served with brown or white rice. The café also offers a selection of low-carb and dim-sum bites.
Inland Aesthetic Institute's team of doctors have corrected vision and mended a host of eye ailments for more than three decades. Six medical professionals meld their expertise in an array of eyecare specialties to effectively perform services such as cataract, LASIK, and Ray-Ban–embedding surgery. Additionally, Inland Aesthetic refines overall appearances with facial injections, prescription-strength skin serums, and the body-contouring and skin-tightening powers of Exilis treatments.
When Dr. Barry Katzman opened West Coast Eye Care & Med Spa, he envisioned the space as a small practice that would help locals better enjoy the city’s famous sunsets and beaches. With his expertise—he’s participated in hundreds of studies for advanced treatments—the business quickly took on enough customers to sustain seven offices, a staff of a dozen doctors, and its own language, which outsiders describe as Latin spoken in pig Latin. After outfitting eyes with prescriptions and preventive care, staffers can help them navigate an optical boutique stocked with more than 10,000 designer frames by Dior, Bvlgari, and Tom Ford. Regular performances of more advanced surgeries, such as LASIK, cataract laser procedures, and eyelid lifts, made the staff intrigued about similar aesthetic procedures. As a result, they opened a med spa, where they tighten and brighten skin with injections, rejuvenating laser treatments, and even plastic surgery.